Antique Buddha Museum Statues
Polychrome Wood Kuanyin Antique Chinese Polychrome Gilt Wood

Kuan Yin

On Double Lotus Plinth

Origin: China, Circa: Qing, 19th century
H 8 in.(20cm), W 4.5" (11.5cm), D 3.25" (8cm)
Condition:very good
Kuan Yin, the Goddess of Compassion. She is one of the most popular deities throughout Asia. Here in this statue, her flesh tone is portrayed in red, which indicates her fierce power to overcome negative forces. The statue is exquisitely carved from a single block of camphor wood, using an unique Chinese formula of gesso and sawdust mixture, the statue is meticulously detailed with ultra fine embossed motifs, and ornamental jewel chains that festoon the edges of her robes. The application of gold foil and lacquer; completed with layers of gilt and polychrome finishing created an effect reminiscent of gilt bronze sculpture. However, this time consuming exclusive artistry is becoming increasingly rare in the post revolutionary China.

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Polychrome Wood Kuanyin rt
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Kuan yinWood base
Gilt Wood Kuanyin
Gilt Wood Kuanyin back

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